Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 25-21 and a road record of 12-13. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 101.2 points per game while giving up 101.4 per contest. Dallas is 4-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-12. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 9-37 and a home record of 5-15. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.4 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -10.1. Los Angeles has a division record of 1-8 and a conference record of 3-27. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.9 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kobe Bryant averages 15.8 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Dallas averages 101.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 96.4 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 14.2 per game. The Lakers allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Lakers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 27-19-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 19-25-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 19-26-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 21-25-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/25/16 PG Devin Harris Toe injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
01/25/16 F Jeremy Evans Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
01/25/16 C Zaza Pachulia Achilles "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/25/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Dallas
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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